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Best of the
North Country Trail
in New York
The North Country National Scenic Trail is a work in progress in New York state. Although much progress has been made on its completion in New York, there are still gaps to be finished. Within New York there are numerous sections of the NCT which could easily make this page as one of the best.
This page is a work in progress and we'll be adding more "Best of NY" sections of the North Country Trail. We would like to hear your opinions on what should be included as the "Best of NY". If you have a section of the North Country Trail that you feel should be included, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What constitutes the best of a trail? It could be a fantastic view, multiple views, a scenic spot, a unique area, a well maintained section of trail or just a favorite section of trail. How long should the section be to be considered "Best of NY"? It can be as short or as long as you want it to be.
Some could say that the whole North Country Trail should be listed as "Best of NY" since it is a National Scenic Trail. That could be true, but this page is for those hikers looking for a new special section to explore. Parts of the North Country Trail do coincide with the Finger Lakes Trail.
Living in Central New York, some may not realize that a National Scenic Trail actually runs through Onondaga County. The next time your at Highland Forest County Park, look for the kiosk and the blue blazes of the North Country Trail. Explore and enjoy this National Scenic Trail.
Best of the North Country Trail in New York
Allegany State Park Rock City & Old Seneca CCC camp Slader Creek & Klipnocky State Forest Bully Hill State Forest Tobes Hill & Canisteo Valley View Kershener Hill & Pucker Bush Overlook Mitchellsville Creek Gorge Moss Hill Lean To & GET terminus Kelly Hill Buck Settlement Watkins Glen State Park Excelsior Glen Finger Lakes National Forest Van Lone Hill Loop Robert Treman State Park Sweedler Preserve & Lick Brook Falls Abbott Loop in Danby State Forest Willseyville Creek Havington Hill & Rowland Ridge Greek Peak & Virgil Mountain Woodchuck Hollow Mount Roderick Taylor Valley Wiltsey Glen Loop Midlum Hill Hemlock Glen Spruce Pond & Jones Hill Highland Forest Armstrong Pond & Kinney Hill Nelson Swamp Unique Area Stone Quarry Art Park Cazenovia Gorge The Old Quarry Canastota Creek Lock 21 & Erie Canal Village Black River Canal Domser Road Black River & Forestport Horn Lake Indian & Squaw Lakes Pillsbury Lake Miami River Panther Pond & Jessup River Siamese Ponds Wilderness Hudson River Bridge Moxham Mountain Stony Pond Jones Hill Crown Point
View from Midlum Hill along the North Country Trail
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